PLEASE READ: THANKS for your time! I have a hen that I found with a large gash on her back/side behind her wing attachment area. It is on her side and, the skin was torn WAY back. I had no idea how far down it went at first. The top was a giant open wound (Not bleeding, just oozing, and not infected). I pulled the skin and feathers to teh side and it actually goes several inches down her side and out to the sides that the skin will literally pull away from her body. It was in between skin layers and the muscle-type of wound. Anyway, I cleaned and disinfected and separated her for the past few days and she seemed to be doing great. It was healing. No signs of infection. No pus, smell, ooze, blood, no NOTHING. Eating, drinking, wanting to get OUT! Anyway, tonight, I went to let her roost with the crew as I thought she was ready and I realized that when she flapped her wing, it pulled apart just a bit. I went to look and I could pull it all the way apart and it was just a black cavern of tarry looking GOO....and it stunk! It is not healing to itself and is now all completely black (and not the good healing type of black) and gooey. WHAT DO I DO? I cleaned it out and sprayed in some antiseptic for the night. It appears like it has no intention of healing back to itself, but, it can't stay "open" to the air to let it just dry out and die because of the way it falls back naturally onto itself. What do I do???? Hydrogen to dry it? I know that can make a dog throw up so how do you use that on a little ole chicken?